Viejo And The Locoweeds by Cliff Hudgins
The central Texas area was the host to many things following the Civil War, and some of them were dangerous. Outlaws from other states found the vast open areas conducive to their illicit trade and the country offered easy hideouts. Indian raiders, Mexican bandits, and just plain mean outlaws worked their trade. The most loathsome were those who hid in the open, working from behind their veil of legitimacy, out of sight but deadly.